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Grant Opportunities

Current Opportunities

NEW City of Danbury 2018-19 Shelter Request For Proposal
Deadline for complete submissions is Monday, April 16. 
Completed documents should be submitted to


Playgroup Interim Report
Deadline for complete submissions is Friday, March 30.


Financial Stability & Education (Early Childhood & Afterschool Program) Application Process
Spring 2018

Applications are now closed. Please refer to the timeline below for further information about the process.

Timeline for Spring 2018 RFPs

  • Monday, February 5, 2018 - UWWC posts Requests for Proposals for Financial Stability and Education grants
  • Friday, March 9 - Applications due to UWWC
  • Week of March 19 - Review committees meet
  • Week of March 26 - Site visits to agencies
  • Week of April 9 -  Community councils receive committee recommendations
  • May 1 - UWWC Board reviews and votes on Council funding recommendations    
  • June 4 - Signed Agreements returned to UWWC
  • July - Funding begins

For more information about these opportunies, please contact:




Grant Funding from United Way of Western Connecticut

In order to be relevant and effective in today’s fragile economy, UWWC is focusing on the growing ALICE  (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population, households that live paycheck-to-paycheck and are above the Federal Poverty Level, yet below a localized cost-of-living budget. Almost 42,000 households in Western CT are ALICE, and struggling to pay for basic necessities, despite working hard every day.

Going forward, UWWC intends to impact the lives of our ALICE population, increase their financial stability and ultimately reduce the number of ALICE households in Western CT. United Way’s community grant process will be streamlined to fund programs and collaboratives that target specific issue areas that most impact ALICE households. To accomplish this, we must listen to ALICE, focus on targeted outcomes that will improve their lives, and measure the success for continual improvement. UWWC will look to achieve specific population outcomes in collaboration with multiple partners, all working together towards a common goal.

Our Board of Directors and local Community Councils have determined that UWWC will focus our support on three core areas: early childhood education, financial stability for households, and childhood obesity and healthy living within a greater context of serving ALICE households. Resources (financial and otherwise) will be delivered within a collective impact model to have a focused approach, deeper partnerships, larger grants and stronger measurement opportunities.  This work attracts additional funders who prioritize the larger impact and population outcomes of collective impact models. We believe by investing our resources differently, we will be more effective in our work and achieve greater results for our target ALICE population.

To inform this important work going forward, we need our community's input. UWWC staff and volunteers periodically host small community conversations with ALICE households, to learn what their aspirations are and what barriers exist to achieving them. We are seeking individuals who work hard and live paycheck-to-paycheck to come forward and share their experiences and recommendations for assistance. Anyone interested in advocating or being part of a community conversation, please contact Bridget Fox at


If you have questions about an existing grant, please contact:

Northern Fairfield County
Caroline LaFleur
Community Impact Coordinator
301 Main Street, Suite 2-5
Danbury, CT 06810

Southern Litchfield County
Katy Francis
Community Impact Coordinator

City of Stamford
Nicole Granskog
Community Impact Coordinator
1150 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905